St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk and AGM
'The poppy trail of St Neots' by Sue Jarrett (followed by AGM)
Friday 2nd February 2018 at 7:30pm
Eyenesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)
Discover why a unique Poppy Trail is being created to mark the 25 Commonwealth War Graves around the town, in five burial grounds – within two dioceses and two former counties. These graves, across two World Wars, include one lady and twenty four men. Ten are not listed on our war memorials and two are not English. Come along to find out more about this unique trail.

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'Finding features on the flat fen edge: settling Histon and Impington' by David Oates
Monday 5th February 2018 at 6:00pm
Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge
There is no charge for visitors or guests at lectures. New members are warmly welcomed.
Oxford Archaeology East - Open Evening
Monday 5th February 2018 Drop-in event between 4-7pm
School hall, Melbourn Village College, The Moor, Melbourn, SG8 6EF
Come and find out what OA East's archaeologists have recently didscovered near New Road, south of Melbourn. This is a free drop-in open evening for members of the public to see finds, photographs and meet the archaeologists involved.
Read about the discoveries on OA's website:
Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly talk and workshop
'Roman Pottery in the Peterborough Area' by Stephen Upex
Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 7:00pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
Learn about Peterborough and Nene Valley Roman pottery from leading authority on the subject, Dr Stephen Upex. The talk will be in two parts: a presentation looking at the Roman pottery of the Peterborough area; a hands-on teaching session
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5)
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly talk
'Pre-Construct Archaeology – some highlights of our work' by Mark Hinman (PCA)
Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 7:30pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing site, Cambridge
All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of £1 from non-members).
Histon & Impington Archaeology Group - Open evenings and exhibition
Monday 12th and Monday 19th February 2018 7-9pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Two free open evenings to exhibit local archaeological findings and describe future plans.
All welcome: free to all.
Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Roman Glass in Londinium' by John Shepherd
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 7:30pm (doors open 7:15pm)
Willingham Baptist Church, George Street, Willingham
Speaker meeting open to everyone. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.

The original speaker has had to withdraw so FEAG are very grateful to John Shepherd for agreeing to speak at short notice. In this talk John Shepherd will focus on the Roman glass industry in Londinium. John Shepherd was recently the academic consultant for the Bloomberg Mithraeum reconstruction project, having published Grimes’s original 1954 excavation back in 1998. He is currently a freelance archaeologist engaged in post-excavation analysis and publication work, mainly in London. He was at the Museum of London for 20 years, as curator of the Grimes London archive then manager of the London Archaeological Archive and research centre. Glass is his passion and he has been studying it since the 1970s. He was closely involved with identifying the evidence for the making of glass vessels in Roman London.

Oakington & Westwick History Society - Monthly Talk
'A Dirty History of Cambridge' by Alan Denney
Thursday 15th February 2018 at 7:30pm
St Andrews Church Hall, High Street, Oakington, CB24 3AG
Free to members, a charge of £4 for non-members.
FenArch - Monthly Talk
'Opium eating in the Fens' by Eric Somerville
Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 7:30pm
Mendi's Restaurant, 21 Old Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1NB
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Entry is £2 for non-members.

Throughout 2018, we will be featuring a different Jigsaw resource guide each month to inform and inspire community archaeologists about best practice. Jigsaw has produced various guides on techniques for researching archaelogical sites, identifying archaeological artefacts and on recording and reporting the results of archaeological investigations.
This month's featured best practice guide is: The Jigsaw Best Practice Guide to Roman Pottery Identification